November 30, 2021

100-mile tribute

July 19, 2021

GROTON — Dozens of people stood along the sidewalks of Main Street in Groton, American flags in hand, silent as they listened closely. Unsure at first if the rumbling they heard was more thunder, they […]

No ‘once upon a time’

March 30, 2019

Ask a table-full of Vietnam veterans what they tell kids about their experience in one of the most-protracted, controversial combat environments in U.S. history. Dead silence. “A fairy tale starts out once upon a time,” […]

Forged by war

November 10, 2018

They were young men, teenagers, early 20s. Their peers grooved to the Beatles’ latest project, the White Album. They watched Jim Lovell, Bill Anders and Frank Borman become the first humans to orbit the moon […]

Mike McDermott: ‘Mad Dog, still alive’

April 2, 2018

This story appeared in the March 31, 2018 edition of the Cortland Standard. It is part of a focus piece centered on telling the stories of local Vietnam War veterans. Other parts: ‘We’re here, we […]

Ted Silvers: ‘What did we accomplish?’

April 2, 2018

This story appeared in the March 31, 2018 edition of the Cortland Standard. It is part of a focus piece centered on telling the stories of local Vietnam War veterans. Other parts: ‘We’re here, we […]

‘We’re here, we made it’

April 2, 2018

This story appeared in the March 31, 2018 edition of the Cortland Standard. It is part of a focus piece centered on telling the stories of local Vietnam War veterans. Other parts: Ted Silvers: ‘What […]